Alex Gurevich

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    November 5, 2014

    Ay Caramba! Closes in Cherry Creek North

    When restaurateur Alex Gurevich opened Ay Caramba! in Cherry Creek North in early 2013, it was a bit of surprise, considering that most of Denver's tortas joints are of the hole-in-the-wall variety in lower-rent neighborhoods. There was much speculation as to whether Creekers would even know what a ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Seven Great Dishes and Drinks on 17th Avenue

    The BSide opened just last Wednesday at 17th and Humboldt, a corner that is quickly becoming a restaurant destination quarter. Justin Lloyd, the owner of Star Bar on Larimer Street, is also behind the debut. The new restaurant is serving craft beers and cocktails and food that ranges from down-home ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Reader: Ay Caramba! needs to invest in some spices for the guac

    A torteria in Cherry Creek? That was the idea Alex Gurevich had when he opened Ay Caramba!, a full-service spot that focuses on the Mexican sandwiches. But while the neighborhood could certainly use more casual places, Ay Caramba! could also use some spice -- according to both Gretchen Kurtz, who r ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013
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    June 11, 2013

    Tortas are street food -- but on the streets of Cherry Creek?

    In Mexico, the behemoth sandwiches known as tortas are street food, meals-on-the-go with stuffings of carnitas or breaded steak -- not to mention such standard accompaniments as refried beans, tomatoes and mayo -- spilling out of puffy white bread. Here in Denver, tortas have been mostly the domain ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Exclusive first look: Ay Caramba! opens in Cherry Creek

    Alex Gurevich, who owns Limón, a Latin American lounge in Uptown, as well as My other Bar on Seventh Avenue, wasn't in the market for a third restaurant, but after his ex-wife vacated Bisque last June, the Cherry Creek North space became available. And since Gurevich held the note to that space, h ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Campagna and My Other Bar reopen on Wednesday

    ​We noticed last week that Campagna Pizzeria, the restaurant Alex Gurevich opened almost two years ago in a Sixth Avenue storefront that has seen a lot of eateries come and go over the years, was closed and undergoing renovations. It appeared that the space would reopen as a new concept entire ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Reader: Besides 1120 East Sixth Avenue, what are the biggest black holes in this city?

    Campagna has closed for "remodeling," leaving a gap on an otherwise hot restaurant strip. But this spot at 1120 East Sixth Avenue has been dark before; it's been revamped more times than Joan Rivers. It was the home of the legendary Dudley's, then became Chives. But after Blair Taylor closed that to ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Pies and pints do the trick at Campagna

    ​Happy Place: Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria, 1120 East Sixth Avenue, 720-389-8773. The Hours: Daily from 4 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $3 wines, well drinks, and draft beer; $5 pizzas Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

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    September 2, 2010
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    November 13, 2009

    The List: Top ten way-south-of-the-border restaurants in Denver

    Denver has lots of great Mexican restaurants, a few good Latin American restaurants, and not many South American restaurants. But Fogo de Chao, which opened this summer, would be a great restaurant on any continent. Here are Denver's ten top way-south-of-the-border restaurants. ​Aji Latin Ame ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    November 12, 2009

    Staffing Up: More ideas for Mojitos

    ​ Both readers and restaurateurs had a lot of suggestions for what to do with the former home of Mojitos -- which isn't surprising, considering that this spot at 1120 East Sixth Avenue is a good location just begging for a good operator to go into it. And while I've already reported the new ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Limon grows a jazz lounge

    ​ Yesterday I talked with Alex Gurevich about his plans for making pizzas at the former Mojitos/Mel's/Montecito/Piscos/Dudley's space at 1120 East Sixth Avenue, right smack in the middle of Sixth Avenue's restaurant row. It sounded like good news. Despite some bad moves over the years, I thi ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Update: Staffing Up at Mojitos

    ​ Okay, so yesterday I used my not insignificant Staffing Up mojo to give some suggestions as to what ought to be done with the former Mojitos , which closed last week at 1120 East Sixth Avenue. And then this morning, guess what happened? I get a phone call from Alex Gurevich of Limon and C ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Top ten places to eat on 17th Avenue

    ​ When Olivea opened in May at 719 East 17th Avenue, it immediately earned a spot among the top ten restaurants on 17th Avenue, which has become a real restaurant row. Below, nine more places to brake for food along 17th.

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    October 5, 2009

    Udi's brings its master-baked breads to Old Town Arvada

    Lori Midson​ Despite the half-dozen "For Lease" signs posted in the storefront windows in Old Town Arvada, at least one restaurant is actually moving in. Udi's Bread Cafe, which already has locations in Stapleton (7357 East 29th Avenue); Louisville (185 South 104th Street); Aurora (12700 East 19th ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Arvada Grill is gone

    The Arvada Grill at 5801 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada has closed its doors."Thank you to all who joined us!" is the only message offered on the restaurant's website, And the website of the parent company, the Fortis Group at, no longer lists the Arvada ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Cafe Bisque now simply Bisque

    When Cafe Bisque opened at 224 Union Boulevard in Lakewood in 2003, Westword food reviewer Jason Sheehan was initially unimpressed with the confused New American menu, but after a return trip in October, he came to appreciate some of chef Alex Gurevich's menu items, most notably the rich, creamy lob ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Holiday Rush

    Restaurants unwrap a few surprises.

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    August 16, 2007

    Sour Limon

    Will this Peruvian gem get to keep its name?

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    May 10, 2007

    Third Turn

    Limón squeezes in more tables.

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    February 8, 2007

    Room Service

    Limón grows with its reputation.

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    February 8, 2007


    A restaurateur digs for gold in Peruvian cuisine.

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    December 28, 2006

    The Year That Was

    From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.

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    August 3, 2006
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    July 20, 2006

    Get a 'Cue

    You'll like Yazoo.

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    July 6, 2006

    Wake-Up Call

    Some reasons to rise and shine.

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    December 15, 2005

    Cafe Bisque

    New and improved

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    October 27, 2005

    Jar Head

    Red-pepper jelly gets canned at Frasca.

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    October 21, 2004

    The Shlock of the New

    War is hell. Cafe Bisque proves that.